Learn To Fly At Active Pilot Aviation School

The #1 Flight School In Los Angeles

Now Offering Full Financing

ActivePILOT is the leader of career-oriented pilot training programs. Enroll at the best rated flight school in Los Angeles to earn your Private Pilot or start in our Zero-1500 airline training program to become ATP qualified. Take advantage of our exclusive financing terms spanning a generous 9 to 15 years, accompanied by competitive rates and deferred payment options.

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Offering Full Financing!

We are thrilled to introduce our new comprehensive flight training financing options. Unlock your potential with financing terms spanning a generous 9 to 15 years, accompanied by rates that stand as a benchmark of competitiveness. As a testament to our commitment to your success, we proudly present deferred payment options, ensuring that your dreams take flight without immediate financial burdens.

Learn To Fly

Becoming a Pilot Has
Never Been Easier with
ActivePILOT Flight Academy

Whether you are a new student starting with your private pilot training or a professional pilot seeking to advance your career with new ratings and certifications, ActivePILOT Academy is rated the best Flight School in Los Angeles. We offer a wide range of programs and workshops to help every pilot achieve their goals.

Stage 1 - Learn To Fly

Become A Student Pilot

The first step in your aviation journey is becoming a student pilot. This begins with choosing a flight school and obtaining a student pilot certificate. You must be at least 16 years old and able to speak, read, write, and understand English. A third-class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is also necessary to ensure you meet the health and fitness requirements.

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Stage 2 - Fly Independently

Become A Licensed Private Pilot

- Estimated Cost: $14,999

After accumulating about 40 to 60 hours of flight time, which includes at least 20 hours of flight training with an instructor and 10 hours of solo flight, you can qualify for a private pilot license (PPL). This license allows you to fly small aircraft independently, though not for commercial purposes.

Private Pilot License
Stage 3 - Fly In The Clouds

Obtain Instrument Rating To Fly IFR

- Estimated Cost: $14,199

Adding an instrument rating to your private pilot license is crucial for flying with reduced visibility (in clouds or heavy fog) and strictly using instrument flight rules (IFR). This rating increases your versatility and safety as a pilot.

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Stage 4 - Fly For Hire

Earn Compensation As A Commercial Pilot

- Estimated Cost: $10,599

A commercial pilot license (CPL) allows you to be compensated for flying. It requires at least 250 total flight hours, including time spent flying at night, cross-country, and solo.

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Stage 5 - Teach Others To Fly

Build Hours As Certified Flight Instructor

- Estimated Cost: $8,499

Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) is a popular way for commercial pilots to gain valuable flight hours and experience. Teaching new pilots not only builds your flight hours but also deepens your understanding of flying.

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Stage 6 - Fly For The Airlines

Become Airline Pilot (ATP) Qualified

- Earn Money While Building Time

The Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification. Pilots must accumulate at least 1,500 flight hours to qualify, including specific hours of night flying, cross-country, and in command.

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Stage 7 - Stay Current

Complete Biennial Flight Review

- Estimated Cost: $599

Before being able to act as PIC a pilot must have completed a flight review within the previous 24 calendar months.

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NEW CFI ALERT. Congratulations to Manny Deras for officially becoming a Certified Flight Instructor!! Next stop CFII. Congratulations to our very own CFI Sevak Sarkissian for another great CFI graduate.

Congratulations to Justin Stork @j_stork for piloting his first solo today! We love to see your hard work paying off and look forward to helping you get checkride ready. Congratulations to our very own CFI Sevak Sarkissian on another solo student.

Congratulations to our very own office manager, Amelia Brennan, on passing her Instrument Rating checkride. 🥳🥳🥳

Congratulations to Alexis Villalobos for passing Instrument Rating checkride yesterday. Kudos to our very own instructor, Ryan Sharp, for an amazing job.

Congratulations to Rafi Atia on passing his Private Pilot checkride and becoming a certificated pilot. Kudos to our very own instructor @pilotjennie and John Levy for another great graduate.

Congratulations to Samuel Owen on passing his Private Pilot checkride today and becoming a certified pilot. Kudos to our very own CFI Sevak Sarkisian for another amazing graduate.

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WE ARE ActivePILOT

Learn To Fly At
A Trusted Pilot Training &
Flight School in Los Angeles

Regardless of airport location, airplane access, or time constraints, anyone can start their flight lessons through the ActivePILOT Flight Training Center or Mobile App. Throughout several training programs, academic schedules, and innovative technology deployment, ActivePILOT aims to make becoming a pilot easier and more affordable for everyone.

Making it our responsibility to provide quality pilot training in a standardized manner while creating a community at our aviation school.

Offering integrated pilot training courses to fit the needs of any student or aviation enthusiast at a aviation school recognized by the airlines.
Locating ActivePILOT Flight Academy at the heart of the general aviation community on a brand new campus at Van Nuys airport in Southern California.

Introducing a team of professional instructors that includes airline transport and award-winning pilots celebrated for their career achievements.

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Jack Avetissian
Jack Avetissian
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I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Active Pilot School. From the moment I stepped through their doors, I knew I had found an exceptional flight school. My incredible instructor Sevak, made this journey truly outstanding. Sevak is an exceptional instructor who possesses an unmatched level of expertise and passion for aviation. His dedication to teaching is evident in every lesson...
Amr Ghanem
Amr Ghanem
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I completed my commercial training at ActivePilot and I can’t recommend the school highly enough. I trained with Sevak and he was not only extremely knowledgeable but also invested in my success as a pilot. That second part was huge for me - Sevak always found the right way to explain things in the moment and I could feel my skills improving during each flight...
Mica Park
Mica Park
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After researching over 15 schools around this area I am glad I decided to fly with Active Pilot. They have many instructors with variety backgrounds from airline pilot, cooperate pilot, female pilots as well as different language speakers. I like to hang out at the office before and after lessons because all their team are very friendly and fun to talk to...
Kate Ahlberg
Kate Ahlberg
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I felt consistently welcomed by all the instructors and staff. I so appreciate all the hard work put in by each staff member. Their quality work and dedication are shown through the incredible camaraderie of the staff and students, increased safety standards around the airport, incredible students, loyalty, and culture of inspiring aviators. Ari and Leo are always so approachable and abundant in knowledge....
Aria Rostami
Aria Rostami
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One of the best flight schools in southern California. I met Amin at ActivePILOT and he gave me a tour of their entire facility and airplane fleet. Their team looked very professional with matching uniforms but what stood out for me was their customized ID Tags with appropriate pilot ratings which helps students with similar licenses connect to one another. I stopped my flight school search as soon as I found this place...
Matt Turzo
Matt Turzo
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I have done thorough research on schools at KVNY… These guys are amazing. The attention to detail, exceedingly transparent record keeping, and friendly + knowledgeable team makes these guys stand out. Every person I met in the journey seemed personally invested in helping me fulfill my flying goals...
Samuel Velasco
Samuel Velasco
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Best school ever!! I highly recommend this school.... I had a really bad experience at a previous school here in van Nuys, but this school is completely the opposite.. all the staff is really friendly and caring people that worries about you and not your money, they really make you feel comfortable and they give you all the necessary training you need to obtain your certificates/ratings!...
Max Emerson
Max Emerson
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Great group. Solid team. I'm getting my PPL with them and will most likely keep going. They're great at making sure you're READY before exams/check rides...
Noel De La Torre
Noel De La Torre
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I've always been interested in flying and have recently been considering getting my private pilot license. I came by ActivePilot and was blown away by staff (Ari?) and the flight simulators they have on sight. They spent a fair amount of time explaining my options, not pushy at all. Can't wait to get started next week!...
Dylan Haerle
Dylan Haerle
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One of the best places to get your ratings! Staff are awesome and truly care about your individual success! Go in and say hi you won’t regret it!...
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ActivePILOT Shop

A Pilot Shop For Active Students

Show your ActivePILOT pride with our awesome merchandise! We offer high-quality products with free and fast shipping, so you can flaunt your love for flight in no time.

Attend Ours Events

Free Flight Giveaways + Free Simulator Time

ActivePILOT Flight School’s events are always full of surprises, special gifts, food and drinks, flight giveaways, and free simulator time.

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Van Nuys Aviation School

Open House | Free Flight Giveaway

The first Saturdays of every month are special days for us. That is when we invite the entire community to come for a tour of the campus, a short lecture on flight training, some QAs, and sometimes have a BBQ together. ActivePILOT team and apprentices give tours and answer questions throughout the day. Attendance is free; however, RSVP is required.

Movie Nights | Aviation Community

Join us at ActivePILOT for our monthly Movie Night, held on the first Monday of every month. Immerse yourselves in the world of flight with screenings of both aviation-themed and inspirational films. This event is free to attend, but RSVP is required to secure your spot. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with the aviation community and experience the magic of flight on the big screen!